Oein DeBhairduin

Genres: Children | Irish Language | Irish Writing

Oein DeBhairduin is a creative soul with a passion for poetry, folk herbalism and preserving Traveller stories, sayings, retellings and historical exchanges. His debut collection of Traveller folk tales Why the Moon Travels (Skein Press, 2020) won both the Judges’ Special Prize and the EIlís Dillon Award at the 2021 Children’s Book Awards Ireland. His other works are Weave (Skein Press, 2022), The Slug and The Snail (Little Island & Skein Press, 2023) and Twiggy Woman (Skein Press, 2023). He is the Traveller Culture Collections Development Officer with the National Museum of Ireland and seeks to pair community activism with cultural celebration, recalling old tales with fresh modern connections and, most of all, he wishes to rekindle the hearth fires of a shared kinship. The Slug and The Snail is illustrated by Olya Anima and was also published in an Irish-language edition An Drúchtín agus an Seilide.


Tá féith na cruthaitheachta go smior in Oein DeBhairduin agus dúil aige san fhilíocht, sa luibheolaíocht thraidisiúnta agus i gcaomhnú scéalta, nathanna cainte, athinstí agus malartuithe stairiúla an Lucht Siúil. Bhuaigh a chéad bhailiúchán scéalta ó thraidisiún an Lucht Siúil, Why the Moon Travels, Gradam Speisialta na Moltóirí agus Gradam Eilís Dillon ag Gradaim KPMG Leabhair Pháistí Éireann 2021. An Drúchtín agus an Seilide, le Oein DeBhairduin, maisithe ag Olya Anima agus comhfhoilsithe ag Little Island agus Skein Press


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